What is it about?

This research examines the ways contemporary pin up girls, the 'neo-pin ups' use and transform mid-twentieth century pin up style to create their own version.

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Why is it important?

These findings show that neo-pin ups are appropriating a style in order to express their identity, yet the meanings embedded within this practice are uniquely contemporary.


Writing this article was a pleasure as I had the privilege of meeting several interesting women, both those interviewed and others during the research. It also incorporates autoethnographic research where I participated in the pin up cultures and even entered competitions.

Lisa Hackett
University of New England

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This page is a summary of: The neo-pin ups: Reimagining mid-twentieth-century style and sensibilities, Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, March 2020, Intellect,
DOI: 10.1386/ajpc_00012_1.
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